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Itinerary

Start and end in Casablanca! With the Explorer tour Morocco Imperial cities tour 9 days from Casablanca, you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Casablanca, Morocco and 14 other destinations in Morocco. Morocco Imperial cities tour 9 days from Casablanca includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

Introduction

We will collect you from your hotel to go and visit the Hassan II Mosque before departing to Rabat. In Rabat you can visit the Mechouar of the Royal Palace, the ruins of Chellah, the Mohammed V Mausoleum and the Hassan Tower. After lunch we will depart to Meknes to arrive in the early evening.
After breakfast we will take a tour of Meknes including El Hdim square, Bab El Mansour, the massive gate which is the entrance to the old city and the Jewish quarter, the Royal Granaries & the city rampart. We will then depart via Volubilis, the Roman ruins and Moulay Idriss, the holy town. We will continue onto Fes. accommodation at a traditional riad.
You will have a guided tour to discover the medina and the famous Souks of Fes – its narrow cobbled streets are filled with ancient mosques and towering green-glazed minarets.. You will visit the most beautiful palaces and monuments of Fes. The tour will include a visit to the tannery and the ceramic cooperative to see traditional Moroccan crafts.
After breakfast we will depart for Merzouga through the Middle Atlas region. We will drive through Ifrane, the ‘Switzerland’ of Morocco and the cedar forests of Azrou where we can stop to hand feed the monkeys. We will continue to Midelt where we will have lunch. We will then follow the Ziz River through the valley and stop to see the Ziz Gorges on our way to Merzouga.
Today we will explore the desert region and the marvel that is the Erg Chebbi desert dunes. We will make a circuit of the desert dunes where you will have the opportunity to see the nomad’s way of life and the amazing changing contrasts of the desert. We will visit the ‘black village’ of Khamlia to see the Gnawa musicians. We will have a traditional Berber pizza for lunch in the camp of hassan family. In the afternoon we will ride the camels to see the sunset over the dunes and spend the night in the desert camp. We will have a traditional tagine dinner, drink delicious mint tea, listen to traditional berber music while watching the stars and the rising moon in the amazing Sahara desert.
We will wake up early to see the spectacular sunrise over the dunes before making our way back to the hotel/riad for breakfast and a shower. We will go and see the Rissane market and cross the palm lined valleys of Tourog and Tinjdad to arrive at the Todra Gorge. We will take a walk in the Todra Gorges and have lunch in a local restaurant before continuing to our accommodation in the Dades Gorge.
After breakfast we will take a walk in the gorge and then take the off road track to see the nomad caves. We will continue via El Kelaa Magona, Valley of the Roses and the Skoura oasis . We will visit film studios in Ouarzazatte and also Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou on the way to Marrakech. We stay in Jamma el Fna square local hotel/riad for this night.
You will have a guided tour to discover the multiple facets of Marrakech with a stroll in the labyrinth of the narrow streets of the Medina amongst its famous Souks and a visit to the most beautiful palaces and monuments of Marrakech.
Today we departure to Casablanca airport.

What's Included

Casablanca final night: Hotel Club Val d’Anfa or similar
Chefchaoun: Dar Echchaouen or similar
Fes: Riad Fez Mahal or similar
Desert camp of Merzouga: Tiziri Desert Camp or similar
Boumalne Dades: Dar Blues or similar
Marrakech: Art Place Hotel & Ryad Marrakech or simila

Local guides in Fes & Marrakech
English speaking tour driver

Breakfasts
Dinners in Merzouga desert & Dades Gorge

This tour offers Jain, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal and Kosher food options on request. Simply let Morocco Magic Trip know the food option that you prefer.

Confortable Private Vehicle